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very relaxed and gulf of finland, very relaxed and peaceful. you could say there is a risk of boredom, which we have heard about past tournaments, but there will be plenty of england to do inside the hotel behind me. games rooms, fitness areas, they are bringing their own shots. a swimming pool has been upgraded. they played behind closed doors friendly against themselves that their base at st george's park yesterday and boarded the flight at around lunchtime today. tomorrow they will train in front of the media, local dignitaries and schoolchildren. really focused ahead of the tunisia game on monday. spirits high among the england camp, not a great deal expected of them going into this tournament but perhaps gareth southgate and his young players could cause a surprise. thanks, david ornstein in repino. time for a look at the weather. here's matt taylor. some sunshine to start the world cup on thursday, some at the moment and a bit more cloud than over the last few days, but drive for most. across
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parts of western scotland, particularly stored away and a couple of other sports, it represents the 22nd consecutive dry day. they have not had rain for over three weeks. that will change quite drastically in just over 2a hours. the cloud responsible for the changes currently in the atlantic. the little arrows on the charts are the jet stream strengthening into this little bubble which will bring quite a substantial low—pressure system by the end of tomorrow and into thursday. a ridge of high pressure with us, some breaks in the cloud, cooler than the past few days, most notably in eastern areas. the best of the sunshine as well zampa south west, temperatures of 23 or 24. most of us will be dry, dry into tonight as well. with clearer skies and a slightly cooler day today, tonight will be fresher. down into single figures for the vast majority. a cooler commute tomorrow but lots of sunshine around,
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particularly across england and wales. morning cloud in eastern scotla nd wales. morning cloud in eastern scotland will break up, cloud will bubble up with showers and the south. the big change will be western scotland and northern ireland. the cloud and the rain will start to push in, and by the end of could see substantial amounts of rain. a warmer day across england and wales compared with today. this is the first atlantic low—pressure system we have seen for some time, it will bring unseasonably windy weather and wet weather across parts of scotland, northern ireland and northern england. the heaviest rain will be through the night, the strongest winds in the morning. northern england, scotland and northern england, scotland and northern ireland could see gusts in excess northern ireland could see gusts in excess of 50 or 60 mph, bringing the risk of travel disruption. there could be problems first thing on thursday. keep up to date with us here on the bbc and on your bbc local radio. a blustery started thursday, a few showers, not a huge
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amount of rain if your garden is crying out for it, lots of sunshine into thursday afternoon, a few scattered showers across the north. feeling fresh in the breeze but pleasa nt feeling fresh in the breeze but pleasant enough in the sunshine. friday and into the weekend, another speu friday and into the weekend, another spell of rain across the north, but it looks reasonably 0k. a bit of sunshine here and there but some showers too. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime... president donald trump and north korea's kimjong un make history, with a handshake. people are going to be very impressed. people are going to be very happy. and we're going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. that's all from the bbc news at 0ne, so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. have a good afternoon. good afternoon. i'm hugh woosencroft with a look at
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the latest sport here on bbc news. well, the world cup is getting more and more realfor england's players, along with manager gareth southgate and his squad. the players have just departed taken off for russia, and looked very happy and relaxed indeed. jesse lingard gave the england social media team a big thumbs up. eric dier and danny rose looked very happy to be on getting on the plane. and, of course, the captain, harry kane, managing to fit the weight of expectation into his carry—on suitcase. but what is waiting for england when they arrive? the scene might not be too familiar. david 0rnstein is at the england base. tell us a little bit more about where england are going to be staying, and why it's been chosen by the fa. welcome to the forest mix club, hugh. this is on the gulf of finland, around 45 minutes from the
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centre of st petersburg. it's a very quiet and tranquil forest location, really, where you could say there might not be a great wheel for england to do. gordon would perhaps be an issue, we have talked about that in previous tournaments —— boredom. but there are games rooms, leisure facilities inside the hotel. england have invested in a swimming pool england have invested in a swimming pool, to bring it up to scratch. gym facilities, and they are bringing their own chefs over. they are not too far from the coast and they can ta ke too far from the coast and they can take in walk on the beach. we won't see any fanfare around the hotel, there is nobody here apart from a few journalists. st there is nobody here apart from a fewjournalists. st petersburg, a great russian city, is not too far from here if they want a day trip, and that is where many of their families will be staying. they give training tomorrow for the first time at the local base, not too far from here, which will be open for media, dignitaries and local schoolchildren. and then the preparations hot up ahead of the first match against tunisia in for good drag on monday. just run
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through england's schedule? the journey from birmingham to st petersburg isn't the only long trip they will be taking. no, that's right. the first game is over 1000 miles away in volgograd. that is against tunisia. and the temperature changes market leader. it's very cold here, that's part of the reason why gareth southgate chose it, so they could train at high intensity, not too hot and not too cold, pretty similar temperature to the uk at the moment. but the temperature climbing of volgograd could be quite a challenge for england at the end of a tough season. and then when they play panama it is many miles away in this new novgorod. then they finish against bolton, far closer to home in kaliningrad, around 25 miles away. —— against belgium. in kaliningrad, around 25 miles away. -- against belgium. i'm sure your russian will get better over the next few weeks! thanks for
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joining us live from england's training base. former world heavyweight champion david haye has announced his retirement from boxing. it follows his defeat to tony bellew last month for the second time in succession. in a post on social media, the former unified cruiserweight world champion said it's the right time to end his career. as of 12thjune 2018, i am no longer a professional boxer. something i've been since the age of ten. it's a strange thought, but it's a thought i'm very comfortable with. as i've reviewed my life and my physicality, and it's not what it needs to be to compete at world level as a heavyweight. staying with boxing, and deontay wilder says he has agreed terms with anthonyjoshua's team over a unification bout in the uk. wilder holds the wbc heavyweight belt — the only title that joshua doesn't have. british number 0ne johanna konta says she's feeling positive
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about the grass court season after going out in the first round at the french open. in the build—up to wimbledon she turns her attention to this week's nottingham 0pen, where she plays japan‘s kurumi nara in the first round this afternoon. heather watson's already through, having beaten american danielle lao. that's it for now. i'll have more for you in the next hour. bye for now. thanks, hugh. let's return to our main story this morning — that extraordinary meeting between two leaders who only a few months ago were exchanging insults and threats of nuclear war. president trump is now speaking of having a "special bond" with the north korean leader, and described the talks as "honest, direct and productive". kim jong—un said the world is about to see "a major change", and that they were going to put the past behind them. donald trump gave a lengthy news conference after the meeting. this is a part of what he had to say. it's my honour today to address the people of the world following this very historic summit
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with chairman kim jong—un of north korea. we spent very intensive hours together, and i think most of you have gotten the signed document, or you will very shortly. it's very comprehensive. it's going to happen. i stand before you as an emissary of the american people to deliver a message of hope and vision, and a message of peace. let me begin by thanking our incredible hosts in singapore, especially prime minister lee, a friend of mine. this is a country of profound grace and beauty, and we send our warmest wishes to every citizen of singapore's, who really made this visit so important and so pleasant, despite all of the work and all of the long hours. i also want to thank president moon of south korea.
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he's working hard. in fact, i'll be speaking to him right after we're finished. prime minister abe ofjapan, friend of mine, just left our country. and he wants what's right forjapan and for the world. he's a good man. and a very special person, presidency of china, who has really closed up that border, maybe a little bit less so over the last couple of months, but that's ok. but he really has. and he's a terrific person and a friend of mine and a really great leader of his people. i want to thank them for their efforts to help us get to this very historic day. most importantly, i want to thank chairman kim for taking the first bold step towards a bright new future for his people. 0ur unprecedented meeting, the first between an american president and a leader of north korea, proves that real change
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is indeed possible. my meeting with chairman kim was honest, direct and productive. we got to know each other well in a very confined period of time under very strong, strong circumstance. we're prepared to start a new history, and we're ready to write a new chapter between our nations. nearly 70 years ago, think of that, 70 years ago, an extremely bloody conflict ravaged the korean peninsular. countless people died in the conflict, including tens of thousands of brave americans. yet, while the armistice was agreed to, the war never ended, to this day, never ended. but now we can all have hope that it will soon end. and it will, it will soon end. the past does not have to define the future. yesterday's conflict does not have
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to be tomorrow's war. and, as history has proven over and over again, adversaries can indeed become friends. we can honour the sacrifice of our forefathers by replacing the horrors of battle with the blessings of peace, and that's what we're doing, and that's what we have done. there is no limit to what north korea can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons, and embraces commerce, and engagement with the rest of the world, that really wants to engage. chairman kim has before him an opportunity like no other — to be remembered as the leader who ushered in a glorious new era of security and prosperity for his people. chairman kim and ijust signed a joint statement in which he reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation. of the korean peninsula.
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we also agreed to vigorous negotiations to implement the agreement as soon as possible. and he wants to do that. this isn't the past, this isn't another administration that never got it started and therefore never got it done. chairman kim has told me that north korea's already destroying a major missile engine testing site. that's not in your signed document, we agreed to that after the agreement was signed. that's a big thing. the missiles that they were testing, the site is going to be destroyed very soon. today is the beginning of an arduous process. 0ur eyes are wide open. but peace is always worth the effort, especially in this case. this should have been done years ago. been
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resolved a long time ago. but we're resolving it now. chairman kim has the chance to seize an incredible future for his people. anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace. the current state of affairs cannot endure forever. the people of korea, north and south, are profoundly talented, industrious and gifted. these are truly gifted people. they share the same heritage, language, customs, culture and destiny. but to realise their amazing destiny, to reunite their national family, the menace of nuclear weapons will now be removed. in the meantime, the sanctions will remain in effect. we dream of a future where all koreans can live together in harmony, where families are reunited and hopes are reborn, and where the light of peace chases away the darkness of war.
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this bright future is within, and this is what's happening. it is right there, it's within our reach. it's going to be there, it's going to happen. people thought this could never take place. it is now taking place. it's a very great day, it's a very great moment in the history of the world. and chairman kim is on his way back to north korea. and i know for a fact that as soon as he arrives he is going to start a process that's going to make a lot of people very happy and very safe. that was just part of that lengthy news c0 nfe re nce that was just part of that lengthy news conference earlier on today from president trump. we will have much more analysis of exactly what was achieved by that summit over the course of the afternoon here. in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour. that's coming up with rachel. but first, the headlines on bbc news. history is made in singapore,
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with a pledge by north korea's kim jong—un and president trump to build lasting peace on the korean peninsula. mps are debating the eu withdrawal bill, asjustice minister philip lee resigns to speak out against the government's brexit policy. an alleged member of a banned neo—nazi group has admitted plotting to murder an mp and threatening to kill a police officer. hello. i'm rachel horne. in the business news: unemployment fell by 38,000 to 1.42 million in the the three months to april, but wage growth also fell. that slowdown is likely to dampen expectations of an interest rise in august. more on this in a moment. poundworld's founder is considering buying back some of the discount retailer's stores, after it fell into administration yesterday. christopher edwards, who sold the business in 2015 for £150 million to tpg capital, says he believes the chain could be
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saved with fresh management. new look is continuing to cut prices, as it tries to turn around its business. it wants 80% of its clothes to sell for less than £20. the price cuts come amid falling sales, which were down nearly 12% in the year to march. website sales were down 19%. new look is one of many retailers that struck a company voluntary agreement, or cva, this year, giving the company time to sort out its debts. as we've been hearing, unemployment in the three months to april fell by 38,000 to 1.42 million people, according to official figures out today from the office for national statistics. but it's not all good news. wage growth unexpectedly slipped over the same period, from 2.9% to 2.8%. wage growth is one of the key figures the bank of england monitors to assess the health
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of the uk economy. economists believe this slight decline in wage growth means an interest rate rise in august is now less likely. usually, when unemployment is at record lows, firms have to fight to attract whatever spare labour is left and offering higher wages is one way to do it. but that doesn't seem to be happening. earlier, we asked yael selfin, chief economist at kpmg in the uk, why falling unemployment isn't translating into higher wages. we are seeing a relatively strong labour market overall, and we're seeing an increase in vacancies across the board, really. so the issue's not so much with the labour market, but actually with output. so in the similar three months to april, we've seen output that was relatively sluggish compared to last year. and what it means is, in terms of productivity, it's not really that great, and therefore it gives less room
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for businesses to increase wages. joining us now is james hick, managing director of manpower. james, thank you forjoining us. the productivity problem was mentioned there, we'll come back to that in a minute. but you would tell a slightly different story to the falling unemployment figures the 0ns has released today. what have you been finding out with yellow survey is telling us that as we look forward into the third quarter of this year, there are two for a large sectors of the jobs economy that are looking really quite gloomy, as employers think about if they are going to hire. that is the finance and businesses services sector, they are the lowest level of confidence for the last nine years. no, that's quite shocking in some ways, but it's been creeping up on us for a long period of time as those parts of the economy go for a structural
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change. i wanted whilst you why, why are they at such a low but on the dunce when it comes to future hiring prospects? what we see all these forces of change that are creating those parts of the jobs economy to transform. we see the impact on technology, on consumers changing the way they want to buy services. those companies are pretty low margin areas, particularly in the business services areas. they can't afford to transform very quickly and make big investments, which means they've got to lose jobs quickly, so confidence is ebbing away from many of those parts of the economy. we heard the economist talking thereabouts productivity problem, thereabouts productivity problem, the fact that over the last couple of years we haven't been able to increase our of years we haven't been able to increase oui’ amount of years we haven't been able to increase our amount of output per hour. how does that tie in with headlines we have seen today for example from citigroup are saying they made be able to cut half of their operational staff through
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technology, potentially increasing productivity but losing jobs? that a great example of many organisations trying to do the same, trying to create greater levels of product ever do. we believe that morejobs will be created through the gaining of technology and different ways of working. but at the moment, we will go through a transformation where we will lose jobs, there is go through a transformation where we will losejobs, there is a period of loss of an activity companies go through the transformation for those benefits of artificial intelligence and robotics. thank you, james. in other business news... europe's highest court has backed christian louboutin in its battle to protect its distinctive red shoe soles. in 2012, louboutin sued rival firm van haren for selling high—heeled shoes with scarlet soles. christian louboutin first designed his trademark shoe in 1993, using an assista nt‘s red nail polish. the luxury brand said it "warmly welcomes" the judgment. while high street fashion chain new look continues to suffer falling sales, online—only rival boohoo reported sales of its three brands —
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boohoo, prettylittlething and nasty gal — were 53% higher in the most recent quarter compared with the same quarter last year. while new look targets customers aged between 18 and 45, boohoo brands have a narrowerfocus of 18 to 28, with clothes priced at about £15. and the motor insurance industry is warning car—makers against the use of the word "autonomous" in their marketing. a report for the association of british insurers says the way some advanced vehicles are described can convince motorists that they have self—driving cars, when that is not the case. there are no fully—autonomous cars on british roads. before we go, let's have a look at the markets. it may have hit the headlines, but the historic meeting between us president donald trump and north korean leader kimjong—un has had little impact on the markets. the ftse is down ever so slightly, the dax also down.
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they are more focused on this week's meetings of the us federal reserve and european central bank, and also still worrying about a possible trade war between the us and its allies. 0n the ftse, oil majors and house builders were down. crest nicholson said its margins had been hit by higher costs and flat house prices. bp down after investors were pocketing profits following a strong run in the sector. that's all the business news for now. i'll be back in an hour. thanks, rachel. infact, we thanks, rachel. in fact, we will talk a bit more about one of those stories rachel touched on there. we're told that driverless cars will be the future of motoring — but how will they actually work? manufacturers are being warned that words like "autonomous" and "autopilot" are lulling some drivers into a false sense of security. motorists may think that they have self—driving cars when that's not actually the case, as our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones explains. so, the autopilot system is on... this is not a self—driving car,
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but the tesla has some features to automate the driving process, and car insurers are worried about how they're described. we've got something there called "autopilot". i think it's misleading — autopilot suggests, well, that means it's doing it itself. well, this car doesn't do it itself, this car is only supporting the driver, and therefore we should use the word "assisted". in april, a british tesla driver, who apparently believed his car was self—driving, lost his licence when he was filmed on the motorway sitting not behind the wheel, but in the passenger seat. 0n the thatcham research track, where they conduct safety tests for car insurers, we're trying out the autopilot system. we're following another car, which comes across a queue of traffic. and automatically in standing traffic we've come to a halt. so, the autopilot system worked pretty well there. the danger is, it lulls the driver into a false sense of security. now let's try another scenario. this time, the car we are following is going to change lanes at the very last moment. and, with the driver not concentrating, the autopilot doesn't brake in time. fortunately, this was just a dummy car.
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tesla told us... i've got my hands off the wheel, because i'm on a test track, but it's going to be telling me every 15 seconds, "put your hands on the wheel". this bmw also has some assisted driver features, and thatcham prefers the way they're labelled. but the car's lane—hugging technology does fail to cope with this very tight bend. bmw says it's quite clear its driving assistant feature doesn't replace the driver. overall, the insurers want more clarity for motorists. i think there's a problem with vehicle manufacturers trying to introduce technology, and the consumer not being ready for it, not being sure, is it automated, do i have to keep watching? we want it very clear —
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either you are driving, assistance, or you are not driving, automated. tesla, bmw and many others are racing to develop fully self—driving cars. but on the way to the autonomous future, there could be dangers ahead. rory cellan—jones, bbc news, upper heyford, in 0xfordshire. much more coming up from 2pm. but have a look at the weather prospect before all that, though. the latest details come from matt taylor. good afternoon. it is cooler and cloudier compared with the past few days, but pleasa nt compared with the past few days, but pleasant enough where the sun is breaking through the cloud. this is the scene in hampshirejust breaking through the cloud. this is the scene in hampshire just a short while ago, and across parts of south west england into wales we have temperatures climbing into the low to mid 20s. for most of the uk, it is dry once again. for some of you, that will change drastically in just over 24 hours' time. this bolt of
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cloud is being fired up i is strengthening jet stream coming towards us as a substantial low pressure system. for the time being, high pressure. showers in the south and west through the afternoon, an outside chance, but most will be dry. in the sunny spots, temperatures in the mid to high teens. the cloud disappears through tonight, with lengthier clear skies after a fresh date will be a cooler night, temperatures down into single figures in towns and cities for your wednesday morning commute. but it will be a dry morning commute and a sunny will be a dry morning commute and a sunny one will be a dry morning commute and a sunny one for money. lots of sunshine around first wind. maybe one 01’ sunshine around first wind. maybe one or two showers cropping up in the afternoon. sunshine turns hazy in eastern scotland. but western scotla nd in eastern scotland. but western scotland and northern ireland we see big changes later in the day, the breeze picks up and outbreaks of rain. for some, the breeze picks up and outbreaks of rain. forsome, the first substantial rain in almost three weeks. this area of low pressure is
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responsible. the strongest of the winds will be on the backward edge. as we go into thursday morning, the northern half of the uk bears the brunt. we will see further batches of rain sweep through and winds through the morning rush—hour could be strengthening up to between 40 and 60 mph, if not more. if you on the move on thursday morning, scotland, northern ireland and northern england in particular, stay tuned to the forecast, there is potential for travel disruption thanks to gales or severe gales. further south on thursday, blustery, gales on the coast. a batch of morning showers will gradually cleared sunshine in the afternoon. it will feel fresher in the sunshine, but pleasant enough. not desperately cold weather. eastern parts warmer than the past few weeks, highs of 23 or 24. friday, further rain across the north. as we go through the weekend, a few showers dotted around, but dry and
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bright weather too. more in half an hour. hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy in westminster. today at 2pm... making history with a handshake — us president donald trump and north korea's kimjong—un meet in singapore. the leaders later signed a document which included a pledge from mr kim to work to rid the korean peninsula of nuclear weapons. people are going to be very impressed, people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world. a series of crunch votes for mps on brexit begin later as thejustice minister philip lee resigns to speak out against the government's brexit policy. an alleged member of a banned neo—nazi group has admitted plotting to murder an mp and threatening to kill a police officer.
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